Brian O'Nolan 1911 - 1966 writer. Born in Bowling Green Strabane into a Gaelic speaking family Brian graduated from University College Dublin after a brilliant career as a student, editing a magazine called 'Blather'. He rose to a senior position in the civil service but eventually resigned to become a full time writer. He made a lasting impression on the Dublin literary scene. Writing for the Irish Times as Myles Na cGopaleen, as Flann O'Brien he wrote many internationally acclaimed novels such as The Third Policeman.